Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,100
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1882 5C PF obverse 1882 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date is plentiful as a proof, though the quality of these coins is variable. The copper-nickel alloy was still problematic for the Mint, though not to the extent seen in the 1860s. While most 1882 proof nickels have nice, reflective fields, some will reveal a graininess that suggests improper heat treatment of polishing of the planchet. The example illustrated suffers from a minor strike-through impairment at the left legend stop on its reverse.

Despite such minor issues, gems are fairly plentiful, though Cameo proofs are in limited supply. Acquiring a proof may be the only way to get an 1882 nickel having a fully formed numeral 2 in its date, as this is so often filled on currency pieces.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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1882 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 215 235 280 325 390 500 585 1195 4000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 315 375 450 550 650 1800 10000
1882 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 475 600 725 1700 9750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 650 - - -
1882 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 2000 3000 10000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 921
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1882 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1231044181286227352--791
--------------1--31---5
----------------45-1--10
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Total----------1231045181290235363--806
 ----------0%0%0%1%6%22%36%29%4%0%-- 
1882 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4152955212--126
------------------4---4
---------------121----4
------------------1---1
Total--------------4163156262--135
 --------------3%12%23%41%19%1%-- 
1882 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------22---4
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Total-----------------22---4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 5C PF CA
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Base163212275351442549613674719749793820847925962102112391609261443611325623789
17923330038147757063368972976380282987393798110931362194431967326167670
0000006336897297638028298739379811093136219443196732600
000000653704739778811838899949100111661485227937781029100
1882 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2623334205226447858709491008104711031138117312711319139315101936308050371607628749
285362454562691813896968102110651114114912051287134314321652231737328716203000
00000089696810211065111411491205128713431432165223173732871600
000000922988103410841126116112381303136814711794269843841239600
1882 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114719024831740445350253956359762064270573578310811416233539521150720721
1231612092713464204695145475746046276637157518821192172228746470145780
000000469514547574604627663715751882119217222874647000
000000485526555585612634684725767981130420283413898800
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 1609
Owner: Mandelo
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 1081
Owner: RonSanderson
 
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